Well folks, the final canvass won’t be until November 20th, but the numbers are looking great for us. There are still uncounted votes out there, but I’m hopeful that you have chosen me to be your next representative. It's such an incredible honor and privilege, and a heavy responsibility which I will attend to with the energy and commitment we brought to this campaign.
I want first to thank my wife Rachel - the spouse of a candidate sacrifices more than you'll ever know, and she has made those sacrifices willingly and without ever wavering in her support of my vision for this district. I must also thank my campaign manager, Madalena McNeil. Without these two women working so hard and giving so much of themselves, I could never have achieved this victory.
I also want to thank all of you- so many staff and volunteers worked round-the-clock to make this victory a reality. Whether you gave of your time or your money, I owe you a debt I can never hope to repay. I would like to especially thank Christine Passey, the Democratic candidate for HD44 in 2014 and 2016, who was an inspiration for me and so many others to jump into the fray of difficult elections.
Very soon, we will start the business of governing- I'd love to hear from each and every one of you in this district about what matters most to them, what they think of bills I'll hopefully have the opportunity to vote on, and anything else that matters to this community. Thank you for your support, and I hope to soon be able to call myself your representative.